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Blossoms of Light

Although the event is sold out, tickets occasionally become available and are released into inventory for purchase.

Evenings, Nov. 20 – Jan. 16: SOLD OUT

Celebrate the holiday season at Blossoms of Light™, a dazzling and ever-changing display of light and color. 

The Gardens’ signature event for over three decades, this annual holiday lights extravaganza transforms our York Street location into a twinkling winter wonderland. Join us for this family-friendly event that has become a holiday tradition for thousands of Front Range families. 

Holiday treats and warm drinks will be available for purchase at the Hive Garden Bistro. Here is the menu.

Here is a map of Blossoms of Light.


Denver Botanic Gardens remains open and is coordinating with local and state government and public health departments. If a COVID-19 related closure occurs, all ticket purchasers will be contacted.


Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in an effort to ensure the highest level of safety for staff, volunteers and visitors, here are our procedures:

  • Limited capacity and timed tickets
  • Masks required throughout their visit for anyone age 3 and older
  • Face shields alone will not be accepted as alternative face coverings (medical exemptions will not be accepted)
  • For those who purchase food and drink at the Hive Garden Bistro, we ask that once you are done you immediately put your mask on upon leaving the Hive area
  • Please practice social distancing
  • Holospex glasses and souvenir mugs will not be offered for sale

Here are more details on what to expect upon visiting the Gardens.



Host your holiday party at Blossoms of Light: Break out of the traditional holiday party mold and give your guests a truly illuminating end-of-year celebration. Decide which of our unique event spaces will make for a night your guests will never forget. For more information, email

Engagements during Blossoms of Light: Planning to pop the question this holiday season? There’s no better setting than Blossoms of Light! Our Merry & Bright engagement package has everything you need to make this moment even more magical—except for the ring, of course.


Are you looking for a holiday lights experience in Littleton, CO? Visit Trail of Lights at Chatfield Farms.





Timed tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets are limited in each 30-minute time slot.

$18-21 Non-Members
$16-19 Members
Free for children 2 and under (no ticket required)

Ticket purchase subject to availability; membership does not guarantee ticket to event.



What are the best nights to visit Blossoms of Light?

The display is beautiful every night! Also, snowy nights may be cold, but they make for great photos!


May I use my tickets on any night of Blossoms of Light?

No, please attend Blossoms of Light on the date you purchased your tickets for. If your plans change, email or call 720-865-3500 to inquire about an exchange. Date exchanges are possible with a $5 fee up to 72 hours before the entry time listed on your ticket, pending availability.

When should I buy my tickets and will there be tickets available at the door?

Tickets must be purchased in advance. We highly recommend purchasing tickets as far in advance as you can as we anticipate selling out most nights of Blossoms of Light several days or even weeks in advance.

Tickets go on sale to members Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. and to the general public on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m.

There will not be tickets available for sale at the door.

Do Gardens members still receive access to two complimentary tickets?

Due to COVID-19 and capacity restrictions, we regrettably cannot offer member complimentary tickets to Blossoms of Light this year. With the number of Gardens members, it would not be financially possible to host this event if we offered member complimentary tickets. We know this is disappointing, and we appreciate your understanding during this challenging time.

Why are there timed tickets?

Due to COVID-19, capacities are limited in the Gardens. In addition, by staggering the arrival of our visitors, we hope to increase parking access, reduce the entrance line, and ease congestion throughout the event. Please arrive within one half hour after the time listed on your ticket.

Do I have to arrive right at the time on my ticket and do I need to change my ticket time if I am running late?

We ask that you arrive within 30 minutes after the time listed on your ticket.

You do not need to change your ticket time if you're running late.

Can I purchase group tickets?

Group pricing is not available for Blossoms of Light this year. In addition, groups larger than 10 are not permitted in the Gardens at this time.

Can I use my SNAP EBT card​ or the Five by Five Program card for entry?

SNAP discount and the Five by Five program do not apply to Blossoms of Light entry.

Is there parking or are there parking restrictions?

Free parking is available in our parking structure. However, parking in the structure is limited and fills quickly. Parking in the surrounding neighborhood is restricted on some streets; please check street signs. All parked vehicles are required to have a current residential parking permit on streets where restrictions are posted on the dates listed. Denver Botanic Gardens is not responsible for parking tickets or towing fees.

Consider these alternate modes of transportation to avoid parking issues:




  • RTD: Use routes #24 (York and Josephine Streets) or #10 (12th Avenue) to access the Gardens.
  • Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets: The Gardens joins Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets in encouraging cycling as a form of transportation. Bike racks are available at the York Street main entrance.

What kind of clothes should I wear and do I need to wear a mask?

Blossoms of Light is an outdoor event. Though the path is concrete, we suggest wearing shoes with good traction. Please come prepared for the weather conditions. 

Visitors will not be allowed entry without adequate masks covering their mouth and nose, and masks must be worn at all times by adults and children 3 and over, except while eating. 

Will Blossoms of Light be different this year due to COVID-19?

The Gardens is complying with all guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19. You may notice a few small changes to the pathway or other features related to these requirements. Attendance capacity is greatly reduced, and tickets are issued in 30-minute entry windows to stagger the arrival of our visitors. Please practice social distancing – staying at least six feet away from visitors not in your party.

How long does it take to walk around the path?

It takes 60-75 minutes to see the whole display.


Is Blossoms of Light ADA accessible?

Yes, but keep in mind that the paths may be icy in spots. Please use caution. Wheelchair-accessible parking is available.

Are there wheelchairs or strollers available onsite?

Wheelchair and stroller checkout is temporarily suspended. Please plan to bring your own.

Are there any photography restrictions at Blossoms of Light?

Camera tripods and drones may not be used, though monopods are permitted. Professional portrait photography permits cannot be purchased for Blossoms of Light and are not allowed. View our York Street Photo Policy for questions about what types of photography is permitted. We’d love to see your personal photos on social media! Use #BlossomsofLight when you post.

Will the Shop at the Gardens be open?

No, however, you can find a range of items from the Shop at the Gardens online storefront.

Will any areas of the Gardens be closed during Blossoms of Light?

All indoor spaces will be closed during Blossoms of Light, though access to restrooms will be available in the Boettcher Memorial Center, the Hive Garden Bistro and Marnie’s Pavilion. Specific gardens (including Mordecai Children’s Garden) are not included as part of the Blossoms of Light pathway and are closed off from entry during the event.


Are pets allowed at Blossoms of Light?

Pets are not permitted at this event. Service dogs/animals are allowed.

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